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piston slap on 98 Outback
Posted 23 October 2003 - 07:52 PM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 08:03 PM
Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:14 AM
It does NOT damage the engine according to anything I have seen or heard or read. And ALL Mfgrs have their share of engine slap these days. Being Subaru has only the 4 and 6 at this time, the 4 definately has the problem. But Toyota, Ford, GM, Mopar, the list goes on....and so do the complaints.
I don't like it, but it seems to be a way of life..........
Posted 24 October 2003 - 09:43 AM
We bought the car with 100,000 miles on it (at 13 months old) and now have 140,000 and it hasn't gotten any worse. Also NO signs of head gasket or auto tranny probs. I believe this is the best car I've ever owned, and that is WELL over the one hundred mark.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 11:42 AM
It is annoying but causes little harm.
When I was a kid we would rebuild engines without enough money to bore them and put in new pistons.
You frequently ended up with piston slap but the suckers would run another 100,000 miles.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 02:51 PM
It took a hundred feet of pushing it to break the engine free, and another block to get it running. But, it ran great, burned no oil and the guy who bought it from me drove it from SoCal to Guatamala and back and said it was one of the best running cars in the whole missionary group he was fielding with.
Then there's the BonAmi ring jobs!
Posted 24 October 2003 - 03:39 PM
I did a flathead Ford that way, honed heck out of it. Put in a piston and ring set from a jankyard and drove it till I sold the truck. It burned very little oil all the time I had it.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:57 PM
Posted 24 October 2003 - 07:00 PM
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